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Training tips

November 24, 2021, 2:33 PM

We’re bringing our 9 week old Maltese home in a few days. We purchased a dog playpen. She has been in a crate with her brother.
1) Do you think @ night, I should put her in a crate or box so she feels more secure?
2) Considering a potty tray with grate? Do you like this system? Will it be confusing if I also take her outside?
3) Anticipate nighttime stress. I will provide food, water & warmth. If she cries, should I leave her alone or wait 10 mins before picking her up?

We’re retired so alone time for her is not a issue.
Thank you, Arlene
Category: Training Tips


Most puppies are more secure in an enclosure especially if you also use a cover.  So far as crying in the crate you should put her in and not go back unless she has been quiet at least 30 minutes.  I am not sure I can picture the system you are referring to.  What does it consist of or does it have a name?